International news within the industry of mining and metal, Nov, 15 2018
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The limestone is according to Nordkalk a prerequisite for clean air and water. Lime improves the environmental performance in the industry and within agriculture and contributes to sustainable development. A large number of industries, including our base industries, depend on limestone in their production.
The limestone is according to Nordkalk a prerequisite for clean air and water. Lime improves the environmental performance in the industry and within agriculture and contributes to sustainable development. A large number of industries, including our base industries, depend on limestone in their production.

Nordkalk´s permit application rejected

"natural habitat"

The Swedish Land and Environmental Court of Appeal has announced on 11 September its rejection of Nordkalk’s permit application including conditions for the planned limestone quarry Bunge Ducker 1:64 on Northern Gotland.

Nordkalk received a permit including conditions for the operations in 2014, but since the Swedish government decided to protect the area as a Natura 2000 area before the permit gained legal force, the preconditions have now changed.

Picture of Pyhäsalmi mine area in Pyhäjärvi, Finland, showing the old tower and other buildings, including ore mill facility behind the ore conveyor. Photo: Wikimedia, credit: Usv
Picture of Pyhäsalmi mine area in Pyhäjärvi, Finland, showing the old tower and other buildings, including ore mill facility behind the ore conveyor. Photo: Wikimedia, credit: Usv

Finnish mine will wake up to new life after closure

"potato farm"

The 1.5-kilometer deep Pyhäsalmi mine in Finland will be shut down within a year. Ore mining
ceases, but the mine is waking up to a new life.

Inside one of Europe's deepest mines, potatoes and nettles are already grown. There are also plans to start cultivation of hops and other crops.

In the future, it will be possible to grow fish in the many caves of the mine. The project already financed will investigate the establishment of an underground fish farm. In the mine, for example, you can grow valuable tropical fish.